Sepp Maier: 'I see a young Uli Hoeness in Kahn'
Bayern München would be wise to appoint Oliver Kahn, says club legend Sepp Maier who believes the former goalkeeper resembles a young Uli Hoeness.
Bayern München president Uli Hoeness recently confirmed that Oliver Kahn, who played 632 games for the Bavarians as a player, is being considered as a future CEO of the club.
|Oliver Kahn during his testimonial match in 2008.||Photo: Tsutomu Takasu/CC-by-SA 2.0|
The plans have been welcomed by club legend Sepp Maier who played for Bayern through his whole career. According to the German World Cup winner, Kahn resembles a young Uli Hoeness.
"Oliver Kahn is predestined for an executive post at Bayern. Oliver has everything needed for such a task: expertise, ambition and reliability. And in addition to that, he backs Bayern like few others," Maier told Sport Bild and added:
"I see a young Uli Hoeness in Kahn. From my point of view, 'Olli' doesn't need a running-in period. He doesn't have to introduce himself anywhere at the club. Everyone knows who he is and what he can do."
Maier also defended his old friend Hoeness who has faced a lot of criticism recently.
"'Uli' hasn't changed much. He's just as important as he has always been and still goes red in the face. That suits him, and he should stay like that," Maier said.